The BBC is calling for Universal Credit claimants to share their stories. The contact details can be found on their website. If you are currently claiming (or have previously claimed) Universal Credit, please consider sharing your story. Please share this with friends and family; the more people speak out against this fiasco, and take a… Continue Reading UC claimants – share your story
This is the first in our series of articles about Cygnet Health Care owned by yet another abominable US corporation, US Universal Health Services. This blog by Finola Moss tells how this corporation has taken over the private ownership of a very large portion of our MH services and now rakes in profits from the… Continue Reading Loads of money to be made abusing disabled people
National Disabled People’s Summit Saturday 4 November 2017; 11am – 4.30pm NUT headquarters, Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, Kings Cross, London WC1H 9BD Since 2010 Disabled people have been subject to brutal attacks in every area of our lives caused by the disproportionate impact of austerity measures and the dismantling of the welfare system. In August… Continue Reading National Disabled People’s Summit
Draft transport accessibility action plan consultation Although there are many issues that need to be raised in this consultation one important aspect is the loss of guards on trains which will make travelling by rail even more arduous for disabled people than it already is. As we well know, guards and station staff are absolutely… Continue Reading Important Government Consultation on Transport -reply by November 15th
Many Local Authorities have now started to ask people to contribute part or most of their DLA or PIP towards the cost of their community care. We believe this may be illegal, especially if they are asking for all of higher rate DLA and PIP and need to hear from anyone in this situation. If… Continue Reading Is your Local Authority asking you to pay DLA or enhanced rate of PIP towards care?
Liberty’s Human Rights Awards Liberty has today announced the shortlist for its 2017 Human Rights Awards – nominated by the public. Comedian Jeremy Hardy will host this year’s event on 24 October at London’s Royal Court Theatre – and will introduce a new Courageous Voice award, honouring those who have taking bold action to stand… Continue Reading DPAC’s work to give disabled people a voice recognised
Urgent! Adjournment debate on 12th October on Upholding the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. UNCRPD to be debated in Parliament this Thursday – ask your MP to attend An adjournment debate has been secured by Deirdre Brock MP for Thursday 12 October in the main chamber on Upholding Disabled people’s… Continue Reading Urgent! Adjournment debate 12th October on Upholding the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
The Mirror are calling for people to share their experiences of Universal Credit. The government intends to increase the amount of job centres administering the benefit despite the numerous problems; an inbuilt delay of 42 days for the first payment, rising rent arrears and soaring food bank usage. No fewer than 15 conservative MPs have… Continue Reading Universal Credit: share your stories
Re-blogged from Morning Star http://www.morningstaronline. co.uk/a-51df-Disabled- activist-violently-dragged- out-of-Rees-Mogg-talk#. WdMZeFuPJdg Disabled activist ‘violently dragged out of Rees-Mogg talk’ Tuesday 3rd Oct 2017 ANTI-AUSTERITY protesters were violently evicted from a public meeting attended by Tory MP Jacob Rees-Mogg yesterday. One of the activists, who is disabled, alleged to the Star he was “slapped in the face” by a… Continue Reading More Violence Against Disabled Activists at Tory Party Conference
You can tweet these pictures during the Tory conference. The conference hashtag is included and you can add your own text. The burning issue right now is Universal Credit, but we all know the problems encountered with the Work Capability Assessment, PIP, sanctions, social care, the bedroom tax etc. The list is too long to… Continue Reading Tory conference 2017 #CPC17 Cutting the welfare bill one death at the time
At the People’s Assembly march in Manchester having allowed people into the official protest area at the Tory party Conference yesterday the police then proceeded to kettle them. DPAC activists then blocked a tram line in protest at what they saw as an unfair move by the scores of extra police who had been drafted… Continue Reading Disabled People and elderly man supposedly threaten the Tories at Conference
Many thanks to Inclusion London for this useful analysis. The Court of Appeal’s decision in the Davey case: what it means for DDPOs and Disabled people Luke’s appeal was dismissed. This is a devastating outcome for him as he won’t only be stuck at home with minimal support he also risks losing his support team,… Continue Reading The Implications of Luke Davey vs Oxfordshire County Council case
Inclusion London is involved in a piece of research being carried out by a student at the University of Essex into the impact of conditionality and sanctions on Disabled people in the Employment and Support Alliance (ESA) Work Related Activity Group (WRAG). With the Government about to roll out proposals that will extend conditionality to… Continue Reading Important Research by Inclusion London. Can you help with this?
This week the UN global nuclear weapons ban treaty opened for signatures. 51 countries have already signed, with three so far ratifying, which is a great start! CND, along with Medact and Pax Christi, delivered thousands of letters to the Prime Minister at 10 Downing Street on Wednesday, calling on the British government to sign… Continue Reading CND update on Nuclear Treaties
Universal Credit – what is your experience? Please send me you experience of Universal Credit. This could include your experience of the application process, the impact of being paid a month in arrears and there being no payment for the first seven days or any other information you would like to give. Please send it… Continue Reading Evidence needed on Universal Credit. Deadline October 10th
Frances Ryan is writing a book about disability and austerity and is looking to speak to a disabled man who is affected by fuel poverty and unable to afford to keep their home heated in winter. She would only need to use your first name but if you can help please contact her directly at… Continue Reading Are you Affected by Fuel Poverty and Willing to Speak Out?
Disabled People Against Cuts and Black Triangle Campaign are horrified to find that so-called Labour MP and Chair of the Work and Pensions Select Committee Frank Field has put forward the suggestion that disabled people do not deserve to earn the living wage and argues that they are less productive than non-disabled people. These comments… Continue Reading Frank Field says Disabled People are Worth Less
Full story here -: https://www.disabilitynewsservice.com/disabled-activist-is-fighting-for-his-life-as-he-hands-petition-to-welsh-government/ Nathan Davies is fighting a lonely battle against the closure of the Welsh Independent Living Fund and devolution of funding to Local Authorities in Wales. Sadly the influential DPO Disability Wales saying they are unable to support his fight as it is too political. Nathan has already been told his… Continue Reading Activist Treads Where Disabled People’s Organisation Says They Dare Not Go
If you can help please contact Shivani Misra who is an intern at PLP. Shivani can be contacted on 020 7239 9034 or firstname.lastname@example.org The questionnaire is below but Shivani also needs to interview some people in more depth. This could be an important piece of work which will hopefully help provide evidence to support an… Continue Reading Have you been Sanctioned – Public Law Project need your help
Please join us at Robertfest 2017, a celebration of the life of Robert Dellar. When: Sunday 24th September 2017, 12.00 – 0.00 Where: Amersham Arms, 388 New Cross Road, SE14 6TY (very close to New Cross station) Tickets: Unwaged £5, Waged £10, Full ticket £20 Booking: via Eventbrite Robertfest 2017 The event will include some… Continue Reading Robertfest 2017